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WP4 Task 2.5 - Review of 'Ease of Access'

Great efforts have been made to ensure that the market sector is aware of EVI-GTI and its activities. The main vehicles employed to ensure public awareness have been:
- The EVI-GTI public website
- Promotional materials
- Exhibiting at sector shows
- Call for Participation
- Personal contacts
- Publications
- Conferences and Workshops

EVI-GTI Public Area Website

The public area of the website can be found at If a search is made for EVI-GTI in the Google search engine, the above address appears as the first two links. Awareness of EVI-GTI’s web address has been raised through its use in all communications; it appears on all promotional materials, including the pop-up stand used for exhibition purposes, in the Call for Participation materials, in publications about EVI-GTI, on business cards, etc.
The impact of these contacts can be demonstrated through the web statistics for the website.

There has been steady growth in the number of visits to the EVI-GTI website over the period under review. Peaks of activity can be seen following circulation of the Call for Participation in November 2003 and the announcement of the 1st EVI-GTI Conference in March 2004.

Promotional Materials - during the life of the project a range of promotional materials have been produced and these have included:

- EVI-GTI Newletter (Editions 1, 2 and 3)
- EVI-GTI Flyer
- 2 Exhibition Brochures (1 x A4, 1 x 3-fold)
- New Members Leaflet
- Partner and Member Organisations
- R&D Areas

Exhibitions - EVI-GTI exhibited at two trade shows during the course of the project: Aerospace Testing Expo 2003 (Hamburg, 26 to 28 February) and Aerospace Testing Expo 2004 (Hamburg, 30, 31 March and 1 April). Many good contacts were made on both occasions and much interest was shown in the activities of EVI-GTI.

At the 2004 event, Professor Paul Ivey made a presentation at the Open Technology Forum entitled “The Virtual Institute as the business solution to cross-sector engineering collaboration” which was very well received.

Exhibiting at this sector-specific show allowed direct access to EVI-GTI’s potential customers in order to discuss the needs of individual organisations.

Call for Participation - The Call for Participation was circulated a little behind schedule in November 2004. The resultant increase in interest in the activities of EVI-GTI is shown in Figure 1.

Personal Contacts - The partnership submitted lists of personal contacts involved in gas turbine instrumentation to EVI-GTI to form the basis of a database, which was used in circulating the Call for Participation.

Publications, Presentations and Representation to other EU Projects - During the life of the project, four major papers, five major presentations and one article for Aerospace Testing International have been prepared and presented. These have already been listed with full details under the contents of Work Package 3. In addition to these activities, EVI-GTI has attended several VI workshops and forums and frequently represented to project in customer-facing situations.

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Cranfield University
School of Engineering, Cranfield University
MK43 0AL Cranfield
United Kingdom
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